Phoenix drastically cuts down on home sizes, research shows


STORAGE Café’s most recent report that looked at home size evolution in the past decade shows that Phoenix has been building considerably smaller houses and apartments.

Here are some key findings from the study:

• Contrary to the national trend, newly built single-family homes in Phoenix have been experiencing a considerable shrinkage — homes built in 2019 are the smallest of the past decade, 2,386 square feet, compared to 2,553 square feet in 2010. Phoenix lost the 3rd most square footage in the nation in the past 10 years, namely 167 square feet.

• Phoenix apartments followed the same path, losing 75 square feet from 2010 to 2019. Apartments built in 2019 offer on average 869 square feet, which gives Phoenix a place in the middle of the pack in the top 20 largest US cities in our analysis.

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